Featuring imagined characters, self-projection figures, and a cat, combined with historical memory, myths, and biblical stories, Mikhailichenko and Nesis discuss the question of sacrifice and create a metaphysical antinarrative
Time lines narrativize what would otherwise appear as an antinarrative
and antihermeneutic development of spatial-structural digital archives that could risk cutting off links back to the bridging of cosmic and experiential time.
What she produces instead is a complex and nuanced study, one that might be termed an "antiheroic antinarrative
In ten essays, the collection transcends narrow conceptions of narrative, antinarrative
, and metanarrative.
However, what is missing in such postmodern readings is the important tension that the novel sets up between the theoretical and narrative aspects of the text: it is in this tension that we see the significance of narrative in relation to identity and lived experience, even or especially in light of the purportedly antinarrative
culture in which we find ourselves.
Lest this Adornian "respite from regimentation" be interpreted as "too privatized" (and Eurocentric), said concludes tellingly by demonstrating the "public" (and Eastern) face of this revocational vocation--this radical antinarrative
sense of "beginning"--in the provocative words of "an Islamic intellectual like Ali Shariati, "a prime force in the early days of the Iranian Revolution, when his attack on 'the true, straight path, this smooth and sacred highway'--organized orthodoxy--contrasted with the devastations of constant migration":
Erecting his structures on the flat, unstable plain of a perpetual present, Liu gives form to a kind of antinarrative
, not so much evoking history as figuring its loss.
Taking the antinarrative
impulse even further, Katsuhito Ishii's Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005) is a sci-fi spectacle that is gleeful freeform filmmaking at its best.
Postmodernist long poems, according to Brian McHale, are sometimes narrative in impulse, but they include "intractably antinarrative
texts" too (3-6).
We think the text uses antinarrative
techniques for ethical, political, ideological reasons; that is, we trust the narrator/author.
35) In such antinarrative
modernism, fragmentation is not balanced with a movement toward wholeness, as is Welch's work, nor are the ephemeral incidents of the story line bound up in an ultimately coherent frame.
1) through a Freudian lens, Shaw says that Walker "is re-membering an antinarrative
that exists in a place before memory and beyond it, always familiar, yet resoundingly alien" (42).